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Ho! Ho! Ho! Mantic Games Delivers a Holiday Hellboy

Mantic Games has announced a special, limited edition miniature to accompany its upcoming Hellboy: The Board Game. Working once again with Dark Horse Comics and creator Mike Mignola, Holiday Hellboy is a handmade, high quality resin gaming piece based around an iconic piece of festive artwork drawn by Mike Mignola.

This amazing celebratory piece will only be available to order now until the end of December from participating Mantic stockists and direct from Mantic Games. After being designed by a digital sculptor, each Holiday Hellboy will be painstakingly handcrafted by the resin team at Mantic HQ in Nottingham, UK.

Measuring approximately 7cm tall, Holiday Hellboy comes unpainted and requires assembly, but will most definitely make a fantastic festive-themed gift for any Hellboy fan. The set also comes with an exclusive B.P.R.D. Agent card for use in Hellboy: The Board Game.

Due for release in 2019, Hellboy: The Board Game is a co-operative experience in which players face off against some of the comic’s most famous foes. Up to four people take control of iconic B.R.P.D. members – Hellboy, Abe Sapien, Liz Sherman and Johann Kraus – before exploring gothic locations, uncovering ancient artifacts and battling one of Hellboy’s most notorious foes, Rasputin!

Monopoly: Game of Thrones Gets an All New Edition

Hasbro and HBO join forces to announce the launch of an all new edition of Monopoly: Game of Thrones game. Inspired by the network’s hit series Game of Thrones, Monopoly: Game of Thrones is being rereleased with brand-new features including customized tokens, iconic properties and graphics infused within the game board.

The Monopoly: Game of Thrones Edition game will also now feature an Iron Throne card holder that plays the iconic theme song throughout gameplay. This is the first time ever that a music component has been incorporated into a Monopoly Board.

Monopoly and Game of Thrones fans can set sail to Westeros, with game tokens inspired by the honorary sigils of the Great Houses. Players will travel around the board to buy, sell, and trade iconic locations from the Seven Kingdoms, building castles and holdfasts in their pursuit to rule the Iron Throne.

The Monopoly: Game of Thrones Edition game, designed for fans ages 18 and up, will be available for pre-order today at Walmart, GameStop, and Amazon, for a suggested retail price of $29.99. The game will be available at all major retailers nationwide beginning in January, 2019.

IDW Games’ Wayward Board Game Gets a Signature Edition. Demo the Game at PAX Unplugged

IDW Games has announced the Wayward Board Game – Signature Edition, based on the comic series world by Jim Zub and Steven Cummings, with new art by Cummings and game design by Jonathan GilmourWayward presents players with a highly thematic threat management game and multiple unique and challenging scenarios that push them to take risks, and, in return, grant their characters more powerful abilities and items.

Wayward is a cooperative board game for 1-5 players where each player takes on the role of a teenager with newfound supernatural abilities. The next generation of the supernatural has emerged in Tokyo, and these teens are fighting for their survival and to prevent the Weave – the hidden threads of power and destiny that guide our world – from unraveling. These “wayward children” threaten the old order and the creatures and spirits known as the Yokai are determined to eradicate them before they are usurped. Players choose one of five different scenarios to play, each with its own unique rules and challenges, to defeat the Yokai and destroy their places of power.

Wayward Board Game – Signature Edition will be available on Kickstarter for pre-order in February 2019 for $70.00 and will include exclusive upgraded packaging, miniatures sculpted by Ninja Division, and bonus character with scenario.

Prior to the campaign, fans attending PAX Unplugged (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2) will have the opportunity to demo the game at IDW Games booth #3148.

Rise Like a Titan with All-New Metroplex Deck for Transformers Trading Card Game

Hot off the heels of the Transformers Trading Card Game’s successful September launch is the latest and greatest addition to the card game – the Metroplex Deck, a ready-to-play team and deck starring the famed Autobot Titan Metroplex, and it is now available for purchase in the United States at major retailers for $19.99!

The Metroplex Deck is a pre-built deck for one player and contains cards not found in the Autobots Starter Set or in the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs, including:

  • The all-new Titan-sized Character Card Metroplex that stands at 200mm tall – nearly 8 inches!
  • 40 battle cards three unique Battle Cards not found in Wave 1 Booster Packs– Rally the City, Height Advantage, and Protected by Metroplex
  • Three all-new character cards – Scamper, Six-Gun, and Slammer

Mantic Games’ Here’s Negan Slips to December 3

Mantic Games has announced that Here’s Negan will now be shipping December 3rd. The upside of this slight delay is that if you were after the exclusive Character Cards for The Walking Dead: All Out War, fret not! You have a little extra time to pre-order the game, either through your local retailer or the Mantic Webstore!

Here’s Negan is a co-operative board game for 1 to 5 players, based on The Walking Dead comic-book series. Each player takes the role of a Survivor, recruited by the ruthless Negan. Under Negan’s instructions, the Survivors must battle to clear out a large factory complex to create a safe haven in the brutal wilderness. By scavenging supplies, securing key objectives and fighting the walking dead, the players hope to win Negan’s favour and ultimately become his top lieutenants.

Dungeon Mayhem is a new action-packed Dungeons & Dragons card game

Dungeon Mayhem is a new action-packed Dungeons & Dragons card game, where you win by being the last adventurer standing! Play as one of four brave, quirky characters—Barbarian, Paladin, Rogue, or Wizard—battling it out in a dungeon full of treasure.

For ages 8+, the game is an easy-to-learn card game pitting the wits and brawn of a party of adventurers against each other. 2 to 4 players choose one of four decks modeled after characters in Dungeons & Dragons and sling spells, daggers and, well, MAYHEM at each other until there’s only one left to claim the treasure.

Everything you need to play Dungeon Mayhem comes in a small package, but it certainly packs a big punch. Designed by Jordan Comar and Roscoe Wetlaufer to bring players into the D&D multiverse, Dungeon Mayhem can be a quick palette cleanser in between marathon gaming sessions or a make for a full night of gaming with several escalating rematches. Novice players can learn how to play in under five minutes while a game of Dungeon Mayhem is over in less time than it takes to skin a displacer beast – under 15 minutes.

Dungeon Mayhem is available now and retails for $15. The illustrations created by Kyle Ferrin in the four decks of cards represent Sutha the Skullcrusher (barbarian), Azzan the Mystic (wizard), Lia the Radiant (paladin), and Oriax the Clever (rogue). Pick one of these characters and play their mighty power cards such as Azzan’s Vampiric Touch to swap hit points with an opponent or Sutha’s Whirling Axes to heal yourself while dealing crushing damage to the rest of the party.

Keep your friends close! Not only so they can help take out the paladin but because it makes pickpocketing SO much easier. That’s what Dungeon Mayhem is all about!

Learn Your 1, 2, 3s and A, B, Cs with D&D

In the new ABCs of D&D and 123s of D&D books, kids can learn their letters, numbers and love of D&D with read-aloud-friendly rhyming couplets.

Teach the alphabet and numbers to any early reader as told imaginatively within the world of Dungeons & Dragons. Each book features read-aloud friendly rhyming couplets from Ivan Van Norman and adorable illustrations from Caleb Cleveland.

For ages 3-7 each book retails for $14.99 and are out now.

 

Go Head-to-Head w/Friends as Magic: The Gathering Arena adds Direct Challenge Play!

Magic: The Gathering Arena game director Chris Clay literally shouted it from the rooftops via Twitter last Wednesday. Now, Direct Challenge play is LIVE in the game’s Open Beta build! With this update, casual and serious Magic players can challenge their friends (and enemies) to settle longtime feuds, test deck strategies, or have friendly deckbuilding challenges through Magic: The Gathering Arena.

Here’s how Direct Challenge works:

  1. You and your friend open the Direct Challenge option
  2. Type in one another’s username and five-digit code
  3. Hit “Battle”
  4. Play!

Asmodee Digital Releases Ticket to Ride on PlayLink for PS4

All aboard! Asmodee Digital announced the launch of Ticket to Ride for PlayLink for PlayStation 4, available now for $19.99 MSRP on the PlayStation Store. With the new Ticket to Ride for PlayLink app on iOS and Android, players already have the best controller in-hand.

Simple, elegant gameplay and intense strategy come together in the critically acclaimed railway-themed board game gone digital, Ticket to Ride from Days of Wonder. The goal is simple – collect trains, claim railway across the map, connect famous cities and build the longest routes to win. Now with PlayLink functionality, Ticket to Ride is the perfect mix of digital and physical, putting social gameplay at the forefront, and automating the scores and progress.

Together players can use their Playstation 4 system to launch the main game on TV, and then grab their Apple iOS or Android devices to use as controllers. A dedicated app called Ticket to Ride for PlayLink enables the connection. Players can enjoy the game without any pesky pieces to keep track of… or any math!

Ticket to Ride brings the strategy of its board game origins to a faithfully recreated experience, unique to PlayLink for Playstation 4. The smartphone control system allows players to hide their next move from competitors, until it’s too late!

The Deluxe Edition of Ticket to Ride is coming later, complete with every map and expansion from the digital edition already available on mobile and PC. An exclusive map set in France that’s never been available before digitally will be available for the release. In fact, no maps have been playable with a smartphone as a controller, until now. Ticket to Ride on PlayLink is a first for Asmodee Digital.

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